Head Monster 98 (2016)

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Rating: 3.06 / 5
Price: $800.00
Year: 2016
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 98
Tip/Tail/Waist: 135-98-120
Lengths: 163,170,177,184

Stability at speed: 4.23 / 5
Hard snow performance: 4.11 / 5
Crud performance: 3.85 / 5
Flotation: 2.50 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.43 / 5
Overall: 3.06 / 5

The Monster 98 is the second-widest ski in the Monster series behind the Monster 108. It has a 135 mm tip, 98 mm waist, and 120 mm tail (at 177 cm), designed to work equally well in powder and on hardpack. It also has a long, 21.3 m radius (at 177 cm) designed for fast, wide-open turns on whatever terrain you may find. For something similar but skinnier, check out the Monster 88 and Monster 83. And for something similar but wider, check out the Monster 108. The all-new Monster Series specializes in skis designed to go everywhere, whether it's groomers, powder, or whatever other snow conditions you may be presented with. Camber underfoot is integrated for carving when the snow's not too deep, while Allride Rocker lifts tips up and over powder and other varied terrain, designed for floatation and better turn initiation. WC Sandwich Cap Construction is built to hold everything together with a variety of materials including Graphene (Head says this is "the strongest, lightest and thinnest material known to mankind") and titanal, collectively designed for responsiveness and power. If you like to ski a little bit of everything, this is one of the best series Head has to offer you. Head, based in Kennelbach, Austria, was founded in 1950. Its U.S. headquarters are in Boulder, Colorado.